Terry Klein is a songwriter’s songwriter. His debut record, Great Northern, was produced by Walt Wilkins. Great Northern appeared on multiple 2017 Ten-Best lists and garnered praise from Rodney Crowell and Mary Gauthier. Klein and Wilkins have teamed up again for Tex, which is out now. Tex covers a lot of physical and emotional ground: from West Texas to Central Asia, from anger and depression to hope and near-exultation. He draws inspiration from his musical heroes like John Prine and Bruce Springsteen, but also from literature, film, and painting. Terry is a recovering lawyer and he lives with his family in Austin, Texas.
Here's what folks are saying about Terry Klein:
"Terry Klein has the poet’s heart and it's very much in evidence on his brand new collection of songs."
"Terry Klein’s songs bring me into his world, they make the crossing from one heart to another with ease. 'Better Luck Next Time' could have been written by Springsteen, Van Zandt, or Earle. But, no, this amazing song came from the guitar of a wonderful new voice in songwriting -- Terry Klein. Close your eyes, give a listen, and let his songs take you on a ride. It’s a beautiful journey."
"When I heard the songs on Great Northern for the first time, I was floored. I knew I was hearing a true songwriter, and a true craftsman. These songs deal with real moments, elements, depths of the human spirit. The songs here still move me. Welcome a strong collection of songs and a new clear, bold voice.”